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    Fighting in eastern Ukraine restarts despite talks
    Apr15

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine restarts despite talks

    SHYROKYNE, Ukraine — Fighting raged overnight and in the early hours on Tuesday on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine despite an agreement reached by the Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers a day earlier. The yearlong military conflict between Russian-backed rebels and government forces has claimed more...

    World › Fighting in eastern Ukraine rages on despite talks
    Apr15

    World › Fighting in eastern Ukraine rages on despite talks

    Fighting raged overnight and in the early hours on Tuesday on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine despite an agreement reached by the Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers a day earlier. The yearlong military conflict between Russian-backed rebels and government forces has claimed more than… …read more...

    U.S. accuses Russia of training separatists inside Ukraine
    Apr15

    U.S. accuses Russia of training separatists inside Ukraine

    Russian forces still are operating inside Ukraine and have set up training camps for pro-Moscow separatists, despite a cease-fire agreement backed by the Kremlin, the Pentagon said Tuesday. “There is no question that the Russians continue to operate inside of Ukrainian territory,” spokesman Col. Steven Warren said. The United States believed the...

    Russia will go to court if Ukraine does not repay debt on time, Finance Minister says
    Apr14

    Russia will go to court if Ukraine does not repay debt on time, Finance Minister says

    Russia will turn to arbitration courts should Ukraine fail to repay a $3 billion debt on time, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Tuesday. “In case of no repayment, we will turn to arbitration courts,” Siluanov told Russia’s state-owned Rossiya-1 television channel. Russia, which holds $3 billion of Ukrainian bonds due in...

    UPDATE2: G-7 foreign ministers hold talks on Ukraine, maritime security
    Apr14

    UPDATE2: G-7 foreign ministers hold talks on Ukraine, maritime security

    …read more Source: Kyodo News

    Three Russian vessels in English Channel
    Apr14

    Three Russian vessels in English Channel

    LONDON: Three Russian ships including a destroyer have entered the English Channel and are being monitored by Britain’s Royal Navy as they pass through, the Ministry of Defence said Tuesday. It is the latest in a string of similar incidents and comes at a time of tense relations between London and Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine and the...

    Canada to send 200 military trainers to Ukraine, says risk low
    Apr14

    Canada to send 200 military trainers to Ukraine, says risk low

    Canada, following in the steps of the United States and Britain, will send around 200 troops to Ukraine to help train soldiers who are battling Russian-backed separatists, Ottawa said on Tuesday. …read more Source: Channel...

    IMF predicts more gloom for Moscow and former Soviet region
    Apr14

    IMF predicts more gloom for Moscow and former Soviet region

    MOSCOW – The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday predicted more pain for the Russian economy and gloom around the ex-Soviet region despite positive noises from Moscow that the worst of the crisis might be over.Russia’s economy is expected to shrink by 3.8 per cent this year as sanctions imposed by the West over the conflict in...

    Russia will go to court if Ukraine does not repay debt on time – Finance Minister
    Apr14

    Russia will go to court if Ukraine does not repay debt on time – Finance Minister

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia will turn to arbitration courts should Ukraine fail to repay a $3 billion (2.02 billion pounds) debt on time, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Günter Grass warned humanity of ‘sleepwalking’ into world war in final interview
    Apr14

    Günter Grass warned humanity of ‘sleepwalking’ into world war in final interview

    Germany’s Nobel-winning author Gunter Grass said he feared humanity was “sleepwalking” into a world war in the last interview he gave before his death. “We have on the one side Ukraine, whose situation is not improving; in Israel and Palestine things are getting worse; the disaster the Americans left in Iraq, the...

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